FEATURED CREATIVE LITERACY ACTIVITY:
Recipe for Naan
Please enjoy Bev Wunderlin’s winning entry.
A note from Bev…
My class and I read the book “The Breadwinner”
by Deborah Ellis. We then made some naan and enjoyed it. With so many parents, relatives, etc that are serving in Afghanistan, this book gave my students a small idea of why those family members are over there now fighting.
It is an easy recipe to mix up and roll out, and I used my George Foreman grill to cook the bread.
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups flour, plus a few tbsp for workspace
- Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes until foamy.
- Add salt and flour. Mix thoroughly. Knead dough on a floured workspace about 20 times and form into a tight ball. Put dough in a well oiled bowl and cover with a damp towel.
- Put in a warm place to rise for 30-45 minutes. Dough won’t rise much, but it doesn’t need to.
- Turn dough out onto a floured workspace. Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/8″ thick.
- Grill naan pieces on a grill or electric griddle. In a pinch, a frying pan sprayed with some nonstick cooking spray will work. Grill for 1-2 minutes on each side.
- This recipe yields a very soft, chewey naan. Just the way I like it!